The minister additionally asked Waze to establish fraudulent contractors listed with the BMC and demand a minimum of Rs 2 crore from 50 of them, the letter stated.
The letter spoke of an alleged “Rs 2 crore demand” by former dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh after NCP chief Sharad Pawar thought of cancelling Waze’s reinstatement and alleged somebody claiming to be “very close” to deputy CM Ajit Pawar asked Waze to accumulate Rs 100 crore a month from unlawful gutka sellers.
In addition, the letter reiterated former metropolis police chief Param Bir Singh’s allegation towards Deshmukh of demanding to prepare Rs 3-3.5 lakh every from 1,650 bars and eating places. NCP stated it was not reacting to the letter as there was no direct reference to Ajit Pawar. Waze’s lawyer Rounak Naik stated the letter was not accepted by the courtroom, which directed Waze to comply with due process. Waze alleged that in November 2020, he was approached by a person who claimed he was “a very close person of deputy CM Ajit Pawar”.
The man, he stated, defined to him about unlawful “gutka and tobacco trade” in Maharashtra and gave him cellphone numbers. “The said Mr (man) insisted I should collect a monthly amount of Rs 100 crores from these illegal gutka sellers,” the letter stated. Waze claimed when he refused to do such an unlawful act, he was warned he could lose his put up once more.
The letter stated that in July/ August 2020, Waze was known as Parab to his official bungalow and asked to look into the SBUT (Saifee Burhani upliftment Trust) grievance, which was beneath preliminary enquiry, and informed to convey the trustees for “negotiation” in regards to the enquiry.
“He also insisted to initiate primary talks to get Rs 50 crores from SBUT in order to close the said enquiry. I had expressed my inability to do any such things as I do not know anyone from the SBUT and I also did not have any control over the enquiry,” the letter stated.
Waze additional alleged that in January this yr, Parab known as him to his bungalow “and asked me to look into the enquiry against fraudulent contractors listed in the BMC”.
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Repeating Singh’s cost, Waze alleged that in January this yr, Deshmukh had ordered him to extort Rs 3-3.5 lakh every from 1,650 bars and eating places within the metropolis. Waze stated he informed the then dwelling minister there are solely about 200 bars and turned down Deshmukh’s demand saying “it was beyond the scope of my capabilities”.
Waze claimed when he left the assembly held on the minister’s bungalow ‘Dyaneshwari’, the latter’s PA suggested him to adjust to the demand if he wished to hold his job and put up. Waze stated he had introduced this assembly to the discover of then police commissioner (Singh).
“I also expressed my apprehension that somewhere in the future I would be embroiled in a false controversy. The honourable CP sir encouraged me and categorically instructed me to not to involve in any such illegal collection of money from anyone and for anyone,” Waze acknowledged.
The letter additionally stated Waze’s reinstatement final June, following his suspension in 2004, was opposed by sure “agitators”. He stated when NCP chief Sharad Pawar wished his reinstatement revoked, Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2 crore from him to persuade Pawar to let him keep on. “I had expressed my inability to pay such an amount. On this, the home minister sir asked me to pay in later course,” the letter stated.
(Inputs by Sujit Mahamulkar)
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